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12th Jun '16 3:14:48 PM frogpatrol
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SubTrope of OurWerebeastsAreDifferent, dealing with variations of lycanthropy (i.e. werewolves). [[OurVampiresAreDifferent As with vampires]], the exact parameters of lycanthropy vary, but to meet the definition, a werewolf must be like an {{Animorph|ism}} who takes the form of a wolf every month (okay, the exact details do vary - see the [[Analysis/OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolf Analysis Page]] for a listing of common characteristics and customization options).

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A SubTrope of OurWerebeastsAreDifferent, dealing with variations of lycanthropy (i.e. werewolves). [[OurVampiresAreDifferent As with vampires]], the exact parameters of lycanthropy vary, but to meet the definition, a werewolf must be like an {{Animorph|ism}} who takes the form of a wolf every month (okay, the exact details do vary - ó see the [[Analysis/OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolf Analysis Page]] for a listing of common characteristics and customization options).
12th Jun '16 3:13:58 PM frogpatrol
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Werewolves did not receive the same ''revisionist'' treatment as vampires did during the '90s... Partially this is due to the high probability of SpecialEffectFailure in visual media, but also because the concept is ''much'' more difficult to revise (even with today's computer SFX). Having your neck bitten by beautiful people is erotic, being torn into bloody chunks and eaten is not. And in most common depictions, werewolves [[AlternateIdentityAmnesia aren't exactly sapient in their beast / wolf-form.]] Hence they're often relegated to supporting roles in FurAgainstFang plotlines and FantasyKitchenSink settings. Oddly enough, such an earlier revisionist treatment happened in medieval times for fictitious werewolves; in the ChivalricRomance, a werewolf could be a [[NobleWolf perfectly gentle and noble beast]].

However, recently the werewolf's cachet has been rising. Recent works of note include the ''Literature/{{Wolves of Mercy Falls|Series}}'' trilogy, Jennifer Lynn Barnes' ''Raised by Wolves'' trilogy, and the ''Literature/MercyThompson'' and ''Literature/KittyNorville'' books. 2010 also saw a highly-publicized remake of ''[[Film/TheWolfman2010 The Wolfman]]'', although this depiction is much more traditional than the above. And they are very popular within the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom, usually of the more-in-control-while-transformed variety, and their depictions therein can range from the [[TransformationComic innocent]] to outright {{Yiff}}.

The word "werewolf" is a compound with the archaic English word ''"wir"'' meaning an adult male (etymologically "man" was once genderless, and "wir" meant a male specifically, compare this to latin 'vir' where we get the words "virile", and "virtue"). Hence, the not-uncommon female Lycanthrope should more strictly be a "wifwolf" (or 'woman-wolf'), a term that has not seen much actual use. Generally, werewolves are OlderThanFeudalism, going back to the European middle ages- and to the Ancient Greek myth of a King cursed by Zeus to become one. Werewolves are very popular because of qualities of opposing forces of 'man vs animal nature'.

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Werewolves did not receive the same ''revisionist'' treatment as vampires did during the '90s... Partially this is '90s, partly due to the high probability of SpecialEffectFailure in visual media, but also because the concept is ''much'' more difficult to revise (even with today's computer SFX). Having rehabilitate. While having your neck bitten by beautiful people is erotic, being torn into bloody chunks and eaten is not. And in most common depictions, werewolves [[AlternateIdentityAmnesia aren't exactly sapient in their beast / wolf-form.wolf form.]] Hence Hence, they're often relegated to supporting roles in FurAgainstFang plotlines storylines and FantasyKitchenSink settings. Oddly enough, Surprisingly, such an earlier revisionist treatment happened in medieval times for fictitious werewolves; in the ChivalricRomance, a werewolf could be a [[NobleWolf perfectly gentle and noble beast]].

However, recently Recently the werewolf's cachet has been rising. Recent works of note include the ''Literature/{{Wolves of Mercy Falls|Series}}'' trilogy, Jennifer Lynn Barnes' ''Raised by Wolves'' trilogy, and the ''Literature/MercyThompson'' and ''Literature/KittyNorville'' books. 2010 also saw a highly-publicized remake of ''[[Film/TheWolfman2010 The Wolfman]]'', although this depiction is much more traditional than the above. And they are very popular within the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom, usually of the more-in-control-while-transformed variety, and their depictions therein can range from the [[TransformationComic innocent]] to outright {{Yiff}}.

The word "werewolf" is a compound with the archaic English word ''"wir"'' meaning an adult male (etymologically ''wir''. Etymologically, "man" was once genderless, and "wir" meant a male specifically, compare adult. Compare this to latin 'vir' where we get the words "virile", and "virtue"). "virtue". Hence, the not-uncommon female Lycanthrope lycanthrope should more strictly be a "wifwolf" (or 'woman-wolf'), a term that has not seen much actual use. Generally, werewolves are OlderThanFeudalism, going back to the European middle ages- ages and to the Ancient Greek myth of a King king cursed by Zeus to become one. Werewolves are very popular because of qualities of opposing forces of 'man vs man versus animal nature'.
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12th Jun '16 3:08:57 PM frogpatrol
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* In ''Pinball/MonsterBash'', the Wolf Man transforms whenever there is a full moon, and is susceptible to silver bullets. He serves as the [[AllDrummersAreAnimals drummer]] of the band, and becomes a JiveTurkey after his transformation.

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* In ''Pinball/MonsterBash'', the Wolf Man transforms whenever there is a full moon, moon and is susceptible to silver bullets. He serves as the [[AllDrummersAreAnimals drummer]] of the band, band and becomes a JiveTurkey after his transformation.



* One of Wrestling/JustinGabriel's {{Red Baron}}s is "The Cape Town Werewolf," and he howls before his matches.

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* One of Wrestling/JustinGabriel's {{Red Baron}}s is "The the Cape Town Werewolf," and he Werewolf, who howls before his matches.
6th Jun '16 6:02:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheAsylum 's ''Battledogs'' is basically a ZombieApocalypse with werewolves.

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* TheAsylum Creator/TheAsylum 's ''Battledogs'' is basically a ZombieApocalypse with werewolves.
31st May '16 1:30:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* Lycanthropes in ''[[RoswellConspiracies Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens Myths and Legends]]'' are actually aliens who look like humanoid wolf creatures. They poses the ability to shape-shift back and forth between their true form and a human appearance.

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* Lycanthropes in ''[[RoswellConspiracies ''[[WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens Myths and Legends]]'' are actually aliens who look like humanoid wolf creatures. They poses the ability to shape-shift back and forth between their true form and a human appearance.
26th May '16 8:34:39 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/{{Werenight}}'' by Creator/HarryTurtledove has lots of different varieties of werebeast, including at least one who's hideously impaired by his transformation, and one enormous barbarian chief who transforms into an equally enormous sabre tooth. Also, the world it's set in has four moons, which adds some wrinkles to the whole "when the moon is full" business.
24th May '16 4:27:05 PM ErikModi
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* In ''{{Literature/Vampirocracy}}'', we see Karl the werewolf police detective use his "Beast" to amplify a suspect's fear and anger in the hopes of getting him to slip up during questioning. A "rubber-band effect" causes Karl to nearly lose control when he leaves the interrogation room.
4th May '16 12:37:20 AM PaulA
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* First off, the creatures in ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'' are actually werePIRES (though they seem to take more after their were-side). All that is known so far is that their natural predators are sharks. And their beast forms look like, well, [[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast the Beast]]. Oh, and apparently they make cute reindeer.

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* First off, the creatures in ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'' are actually werePIRES (though they seem to take more after their were-side). All that is known so far is that their natural predators are sharks. And their beast forms look like, well, [[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast the Beast]]. Oh, and apparently they make cute reindeer.
26th Apr '16 9:04:23 AM captainlupin
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* In Charles de Lintís ''Wolf Moon'', the main character, Kern, was born as a werewolf. He has control of his transformations, but had to hide what he was most of his life. The first time he revealed himself to his family and a lover, they nearly killed him for it. He gets better luck the second time around, but only after heís nearly killed by a hunter with a harp and they try to turn everyone heís recently befriended against him.
24th Apr '16 5:39:22 PM nitpicker_8arine
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** Werewolves are sub-categorized into Alphas (dominant), Betas (subordinate) and Omegas (lone). Only an [[MonsterLord Alpha]] can actually infect a person with lycanthropy. The werewolf trait can be, but is not always, passed from parent to child, so werewolf families exist. It is possible for an individual werewolf to change their status. For example, a Beta can become an Alpha by killing one. This is not easy however, since Alphas possess much greater power than Betas and Omegas.

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** Werewolves are sub-categorized into Alphas (dominant), Betas (subordinate) and Omegas (lone). Only an [[MonsterLord Alpha]] can actually infect a person with lycanthropy. The werewolf trait can be, but is not always, passed from parent to child, so werewolf families exist. It is possible for an individual werewolf to change their status. For example, a Beta can become an Alpha by killing one. This is not easy however, since Alphas possess much greater power than Betas and Omegas. It is also possible for a Beta to ascend to Alphahood through strength of will and character, but this is shown to be extremely rare, as the main protagonist is the only character to achieve this so far.
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